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25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Books

The State Of The Most Influential Startups On Earth

Here’s what you didn’t know about the global startup scene.<p>On the global scale, startups mean big business as they contribute to innovation, job creation, and economic growth. Recent estimates put small and medium-sized businesses at more than 90% of global enterprises.<p>And even though we know …

Startups

4 New Books That Can Change Your Entrepreneurial Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We read to know we’re not alone. -- William Nicholson<p>As a lifelong entrepreneur, and an advocate of embracing the journey through business and life, the above statement couldn’t be more true. Reading doesn't just allow you to learn about …

Entrepreneurship

15 cities you have to visit at least once, according to travelers

Condé Nast Traveler recently released the results of its annual Readers' Choice Awards.<p>This year, more than 128,000 travelers submitted millions of ratings and thousands of comments that the magazine's editors used to create lists of favorite cities, hotels, and resorts.<p>One of these lists declares …

European Travel

Twitter's biggest change ever, Moments, lets you follow events

Just 24 hours after Twitter announced that Jack Dorsey would become the company’s permanent CEO, Project Lightning, the company’s long-promised way to follow events, has finally emerged.<p>It’s now called ‘Moments’ and marks the first fundamental product change since the company’s launch.<p>Moments is a …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

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The most incredible natural phenomena around the world

Some of these natural phenomena are so bizarre that it can be tough to believe they exist, but the breathtaking and eerie wonders reveal nature's immense power.<p>From a bright pink lake in Australia to the Northern Lights, here are some of the world's most fascinating natural marvels.

Nature

Facebook is reportedly building a breaking news notification app

Right now, the easiest way to read breaking news on your smartphone is to download a dedicated news reader app, something like Paper or Flipboard -- but rumor has it that Facebook is working on something different. According to <i>Business Insider</i>, Facebook is developing a decentralized news app that …

Apps

Why Toyota and Ford are teaming up against Apple and Google

Toyota and Ford are ready to buddy up to defend their vehicle dashboards as tech-industry bigwigs Google and Apple introduce in-car entertainment and …

Car Tech

Five Top Venture Capitalists Name The Top 10 Tech Trends Of The Next 5 Years

Get ready for the Skynet economy, the death of the car, and the re-emergence of women in tech.<p>Those are three of the top 10 trends coming in technology in the next few years, according to several top venture capitalists. They made their predictions Thursday night at a local Silicon Valley …

Venture Capital

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

The cheapest countries in the world to visit

Travelers on a budget who don't mind going off the beaten path and taking some risks can find plenty of bargains, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum.<p>In its 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report, the group ranked 141 nations from cheapest to most expensive based on the …

Flying

Best American beach campsites | CNN Travel

Travel

9 signs you're going to be extraordinarily successful

It's not that hard to be successful. But it is hard to be <i>extraordinarily</i> successful.<p>Yet we all hope to achieve exceptional success (something we all define differently — and <i>should</i> define differently).<p>Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet. There is no one-size-fits-all prescription.<p>But there are …

Self-improvement

Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook are at war over the future of news — and one of them tried to buy a media company

"I still think we should buy them," his tweet, which has since been deleted, read.<p>"He is on your schedule for December 15 or 16 -- We need to sell him. I have a plan."<p>Noto was most likely trying to send a direct message to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. And the company he was interested in buying was …

Social Media

Obama to provide 10,000 free e-books through your library

President Barack Obama announced a new program on Thursday aimed at delivering access for more than 10,000 e-books to financially strapped schoolchildren throughout the United States. The $250 million program will feature titles from numerous publishers including Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, …

Penguin Random House

With New Factory, Tesla Ventures Into Solar Power Storage for Home and Business

In recent years, the fast-growing popularity of solar panels has intensified a central challenge: how to use the sun’s energy when it isn’t shining.<p>Now, Tesla Motors, the maker of luxury electric sedans, says it is taking a big step toward meeting that challenge with a fleet of battery systems …

Tesla

Bodyprint could let you unlock your phone with your ear print

An experimental system uses a smartphone's capacitive screen as a low-res sensor keyed to the user's body prints.<p>You may one day be able to unlock your smartphone by holding it against your ear instead of your finger.<p>That is the goal of Bodyprint, an authentication system created by Yahoo Labs that …

Gear & Gadgets

Audi just invented fuel made from CO2 and water

This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.<p>By Kevin McSpadden @KevinMcspadden<p>An Audi research …

Natural Gas

Twitter Highlights serves up the day's best tweets

Unless you're constantly checking Twitter, there's a very good chance you're going to miss something cool. To help keep you from missing those very important tweets, Twitter introduced Highlights for Android. The feature notifies you up to twice a day about tweets Twitter believes are relevant to …

The unstoppable rise of social media as a source for news

Yesterday, Facebook tweaked the algorithm behind its news feed, striking fear into the hearts of many web publishers and causing widespread panic in the media industry.<p>OK maybe not quite, but the tweak certainly didn’t go unnoticed. And the reaction it got reflects the new reality: social media in …

Robert Galbraith

Twitter now allows anyone to send you a direct message, even if you don’t follow them

Direct Messages on Twitter are about to become a lot more useful or annoying).<p>Previously, you could only receive direct messages from users who follow you, but Twitter has now implemented an optional feature that opens your account to messages from anyone.<p>The new setting is turned off by default – …

The Messy Business Of Reinventing Happiness

Inside Disney’s radical plan to modernize its cherished theme parks.<p>Bob Iger wanted approval. It was February 2011, and the Walt Disney Co. CEO gathered his board of directors inside an intimate theater at the company’s Team Disney headquarters in Burbank, California. There, just the night before, …

Walt Disney Company

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

The new way brands like Hostess use social media: Playing dumb

There is one golden rule of Twitter: if you make a mistake, users will pounce on you. Now some brands are trying to use that fact to their …

Meerkat, Periscope, Privacy and the Law: Is Live-Streaming Video Legal?

<b>UPDATE:</b> I’ve created a legal checklist for marketers using Meerkat and Periscope to live-stream for brands!Meerkat, the media darling of SXSW 2015, …

Social Media

A CEO shares the 3-hour morning routine that sets him up for success

I wake up at 6 a.m. Literally. Every day.<p>For me, every minute counts, so my schedule is planned down to the second.<p>And I'm not kidding: I've had, and continue to have, three- and four-minute meetings.<p>The first thing I do when I wake up is grab my cellphone and take it to the bathroom with me, where …

Time Management

Google To Build Robotic Surgery Assistance Platform With Johnson & Johnson

Google and Johnson & Johnson have announced that the will team up to develop an advanced, robot-assisted surgery platform. The team effort will involve “capabilities, intellectual property and expertise” from both companies, and will involve Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, maker of medial …

Medical Technology